Ice climbing

Master the ice in Pitztal

In mountainwinter Pitztal’s waterworlds become iceworlds. A variety of waterfalls of the mountainworld in the Pitztal are a paradise for iceclimbers in this time of the year. The inner Pitztal but also the outer Pitztal meanwhile have a top reputation concerning this version of climbing and offer a diversified range of challenges for beginners and pros. Depending on the weather and temperature up to 30 ice climbing routes.


Even though most waterfalls are within easy reach, they are quite often located in an avalanche catchment area. Therefore, it is absolutely essential to be informed about any avalanche warnings and to carry the necessary equipment.


For newcomers to this adventurous hobby the Eis Total Festival in January, which is led by professional mountain guides is ideal. The varied ice climbing in the Taschachklamm [Klamm = gorge] with different levels of difficulty is especially suited. Ice climbing beginners will also find the Kitzgartenklamm with its 15 different ice climbing routes perfect during the cold winter season.

Advanced climbers...

Advanced climbers will find an exceptional variety of ice climbing routes in Pitztal in Tyrol. Some of the most spectacular routes boast up to 190 metres icefall and can, in parts, be easily accessed with a short ascent from the valley. Athletes can find the highest ice climbing routes of Tyrol at Pitztal Glacier’s impressive ice world: six icefalls offer a breath-taking ice climbing experience in the eternal ice and snow. Ice climbing is possible all year around in some places here.

Ice News

All ice climbing routes, access and signposting regarding the icefalls are included in the sports climbing guide Sportklettern – Klettersteige – Eisklettern published by AMBerg Verlag. You can order the sports climbing guide directely in our webshop. Furthermore you can find the Ice climbing topographies of Pitztal here (link is external) (in German). Those who still haven’t had enough of ice climbing can burn off more energy at an indoor climbing centre, the Kletterstadl in Stillebach.